What to consider when contributing to a nonprofit organization

By JOE KILGORE | Metro Monthly Contributing Writer When I contribute my hard earned dollars to charitable organizations I look for the following characteristics: • A clear mission statement should be present so as to communicate what the organization seeks to accomplish and why its purpose is important. One look at a clear mission statement and the […]

November 2016: Upcoming concerts, major events for the region

NOVEMBER Living Proof Live With Beth Moore. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Multiple shows and times. Nov. 4-5. $69. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Classics – Pines Of Rome. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony presents an orchestral tribute to Italian settlers with selections from […]

Calendar (Week 2) – November 8-15, 2016

Tuesday 8  Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Multiple Library branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Canfield Library, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8; Main Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; Poland […]

Calendar (Week 4) – November 23-30, 2016

Wednesday 23 Caught in Time. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. “Caught in Time” celebrates the 125th anniversary of Mill Creek Park. Nov. 23-Feb. 16. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Live music Brickhouse. Cin City and the Saints. 9 p.m. Magic Tree. Frank Weston. 7-10 p.m. Leon’s. Ruckus. 9 […]

Calendar (Week 1) – November 1-7, 2016

Tuesday 1 Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features yoga with Marina Perdos. Bring a mat and small blanket. Nov. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29. 9:30-11 a.m.$12/class. Ford Hunt & Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, […]

Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – November 1-30, 2016

Tuesday 1 Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features yoga with Marina Perdos. Bring a mat and small blanket. Nov. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29. 9:30-11 a.m.$12/class. Ford Hunt & Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, […]

Sept. 10: Western Reserve Contra Dance at Dublin Grange Hall

The monthly Western Reserve Contra Dance will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Dublin Grange Hall, 6571 Fairground Blvd., Canfield. The contra is a New England social dance with ever-changing partners and will feature live traditional music by the band, “One String Short.” A caller will teach each dance and […]

Sept. 11: ‘Campbell’ book signing, classic cars at Tyler History Center

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will celebrate its anniversary with a free open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. The event will feature a classic car cruise-in. Car owners are invited to show their vehicles and there is no registration fee […]

Local business owners launch food-delivery startup

Danny Catullo, owner of Catullo Prime Meats, and Dave Keish of Toys-R-Us, have launched FoodECrave, a startup company at the Youngstown Business Incubator. FoodECrave.com functions as an online marketplace for food vendors, artisans, purveyors and local food businesses and creates deliverable food boxes that can be shipped all over the country. YBI has provided the […]

Fall road construction near YSU to require traffic detours for Wick, Lincoln avenues

ABOVE: This rendering depicts the planned reconstruction of Wick Avenue (looking south toward downtown). Image courtesy of YSU. Wick and Lincoln avenues, two primary campus arteries at Youngstown State University, are undergoing major reconstruction, which will necessitate detours and possible traffic delays throughout fall. The projects, which include new street surfaces, sidewalks, curbing, lighting, lane configurations […]